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Kankakee County gets ‘good news,’ economic boost

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey delivered some good news to the County Board finance leaders Monday. More ICE detainees have arrived for housing at the county jail. That means more revenue.

There’s now 121 detainees. The sheriff said the county is set up to handle up to 200 inmates. The federal program could bring in up to $5-million a year.

FY2017 Budget OK’d ...

The County Board was in special session Monday, approving a balanced budget for the new fiscal year.

The budget does include provisions for accumulating some reserves. The spending plan did face some opposition due to spending cuts in the sheriff’s department while withholding $500,000 in reserves.

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Bradley: Verizon store robbed at gunpoint

An armed robbery of the Verizon store in Bradley Sunday is under investigation. Two men are reported to have entered the store on Route 50 about 10:30 am. Customers and employees were tied up while the assailants fled with with an undisclosed number of cellphones.

Bradley Police reported the two suspects were masked and armed with semi-automatic firearms. They ordered customers and employees to the ground before restraining them. The robbers left through a back door, fleeing in a waiting vehicle.

No one was injured.

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More Trick 'R Treat Hours ....

Additional community leaders have announced their trick 'r treating hours for today, October 31st.  The 94.1 WGFA website posted hours in area towns last week (They can be found on this site).

Trick 'R Treat Hours today (Monday, October 31) >

Donovan       5:30 - 8 pm

Beaverville      5-7 pm

Iroquois         5-7 pm

Martinton       5-7 pm

Wellington      7-9 pm

Woodland       4-7 pm


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Indiana school principal pleads guilty to OWI charge

A Twin Lakes High School principal who was put on administrative leave for operating a vehicle while intoxicated has pleaded guilty.

Jennifer Miller was arrested in August after a witness called 911 to report an intoxicated driver. According to court documents, Miller’s blood alcohol content was .144 – almost twice the legal limit.

The White County Prosecutors office reports Miller is undergoing a drug and alcohol evaluation administered by the county.

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I-65 rollover injures at least two people

Indiana State Police and other emergency responders assisted at the scene of a rollover accident Sunday in Jasper County. Two were air-lifted to Indianapolis. Others were treated at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

It happened just before 3 pm north of Rensselaer. A northbound driver lost control when his vehicle began to fishtail. The 29-year-old driver, police said, over-corrected The vehicle rolled four times, ejecting one passenger.

Police reported that ejected passenger was not aware she’d been ejected and was seen running back toward the vehicle to help, according to witnesses.

The roadway was closed for approximately an hour. During this time there were two secondary crashes in the backup.

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